Cascade® Autologous Platelet System
Here’s a brief overview of the process underlying the CASCADE Autologous Platelet System’s creation of the easy-to-prepare PRP, which is then ultimately altered to become a PRFM membrane; these steps all take place in about 40 minutes total, on average.
Blood → PRP → PRFM → Membrane → Growth Factors Released Into Wound
- Blood collection tubes going to the platelet rich plasma device are filled (with patient’s own blood)
- Contents of tubes are subject to centrifugation to separate out the easy-to-prepare PRP
- Aseptic transfer of the PRP to a vial with CaCl2 for further centrifugation to create platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) takes place
- PRFM membrane is prepared and transferred to the wound site
- Programmed release of growth factors into the wound occurs
The CASCADE Autologous Platelet System’s advantage is its combination of off-the-shelf technologies for point-of-care treatment without the need for special handling or cold chain requirements.